The backpack is our must-have accessory this season. Balancing fashion and function, when would you ever regret such a buy?
They hit the scene last year in a stroke print flurry at Chanel's SS14 show and since then, the fashion world has gone mad for them - with everyone from Cara Delevingne for Mulberry to Jeremy Scott and Proenza Schouler getting in on a piece of the backpack action.
Though we’ll always have a soft spot for a statement bag, it’s the more minimalist, timeless styles on our wishlist this season.
Remember the total Fjallraven take-over? While we still love the shape, size and basically everything about the classic rucksacks, more Scandi brands are getting in on the action. Right now, we’ve got our eyes on Sandqvist. Robust, casual and not too formal, these uber-practical bags are perfect for everything from work to weekends.
Marc Jacobs rucksacks are always a fashion favourite too, and SS15 doesn’t disappoint with casual colour blocking. We’re loving Hunter’s fashion revival too; combining practicality and style in a colbalt pop scuba backpack.
If you’re looking for more of an investment, Balenciaga is your answer. Proof that rucksacks don’t have to be casual, the top handle and boxy structure is just perfection.
You can’t beat a classic leather rucksack either. We tried the best to help you find the perfect size, shape and style.
The best thing about backpack, apart from the satisfying aesthetics, is they’re seriously practical. The ultimate carry-all, you’re well and truly prepped for the day(s) ahead with your make-up bag, diary and anything else you may need.
Gone are the days where they were considered the casual option, there’s so many out there, there’s one for all styles.
Teamed with everything from sporty casuals to sharp tailoring, the rucksack is seriously versatile - and, obviously, practical. Not sold? From minimalist leather designs to not-so-minimalist prints and fabrics, as well as purse-friendly high street styles, check out our pick of best backpacks...